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Lecture 1: Course Introduction Overview of Computers and their Applications in MAE BJ Furman 30JAN2012
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The Plan for Today Welcome to ME 30 Learning objectives Roll call Highlights from the syllabus (aka, ‘greensheet’) Overview of computers and their applications in MAE Introduce structured programming, algorithms, pseudocode, and flowcharts Form of a C program Data types and variables
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Learning Objectives By the end of the lecture you should be able to: Explain the focus of the course Describe where and how computers are used by mechanical and aerospace engineers (MAEs) List some of the software commonly used by MAEs Describe what the major elements of a computer are and what they do conceptually Explain what is meant by ‘structured programming’ Describe the structure of a C program List and describe the important data types Declare a variable
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Roll Call Back
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Syllabus Highlights and Where to Find Things Available at www.engr.sjsu.edu/bjfurman/courses/ME30/ and sjsu.desire2learn.com My contact and office information My background Course information Course goals and learning objectives Textbook Policies and protocol Grading Resources Course schedule Back
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Focus of ME 30 Solving problems with computers Learn the process for formulating a computational solution to a problem Practice the process Learn structured programming using the C language Get prepared for learning about mechatronics Gain familiarity with other software used by MAEs for technical computing Matlab Excel
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Where and How are Computers Used in MAE? ??
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Where and How are Computers Used in MAE? 1 Technical and Personal Communication Email Word processing (reports, procedures, etc.) Presentations Conferencing Computation and Analysis Arithmetic Equation solving Data analysis and visualization Multiphysics and numerical modeling sin(r)/r
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Where and How are Computers Used in MAE? 2 Design Solid modeling (ME 165) Finite Element Analysis (FEA) (ME 160) Dynamic modeling and simulation (ME 147, ME 187, ME 190) Design tradeoffs and analytical modeling of mechanical components and systems (ME 154, ME 157) Gathering Information Web searches Patent searches Databases Vendor and other websites Datasheets
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Where and How are Computers Used in MAE? 3 Testing and Experimental Work Data acquisition from sensors (ME 120) Laboratory and Factory Automation and Control Dynamic systems (ME 187, ME 190) Factory automation video Instrumentation and Product Design Embedded controllers (ME 106, ME 190) MRP, Inventory, and Document Control Drawings Procedures Bill of Materials (BOM) Specifications Engineering change orders (ECOs) http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/products/teamcent er/solutions_by_product/mechatronics_process_management.shtml http://las.perkinelmer.com/Content/Images /smallImages/janusLabAuto.jpg
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What Software is Most Often Used? 1
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course ME ME 114 taught by Professor Okamoto during the Spring '12 term at San Jose State University .

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